Schwarzenegger Explains Why Terminator Will Look Old, That Terminator Is Metal Skeleton Machine

March 25, 2014

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Since it was first announced that Schwarzenegger would return to the title role of the Terminator franchise, the big question has been how he'll do so now that time-traveling him crouched and naked would be gross and bad on his knees. After all, a learning computer shouldn't age, should it?

Well, speaking to MTV, Arnold has answered that question, spelling it out with all the unnecessary thoroughness he's laid down on so many a commentary track. According to him, a Terminator's flesh does, in fact, age with time, much as a bodybuilding governor's inevitably does. Also, turns out Terminators are, essentially, "a machine underneath"--sort of a "metal skeleton," if you will. Who knew!

Said Schwarzenegger:

"The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."

He added that, with the film's time travel elements, there will also "be a younger T-800," hinting that another smoothed-out CGI Arnold may also be in the cards, a learning computer layered in aged flesh layered in more computer shit. Welcome to the future.

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